POWERTEC BS900 Band Saw Review

Ratings
  • Ease of Use - 9/10
    9/10
  • Value - 8.9/10
    8.9/10
  • Cutting - 9.2/10
    9.2/10
  • Durability - 9.1/10
    9.1/10

Summary

This band saw is a great all around tool. It was meant for light, to medium work that can handle a beating. This is the perfect band saw for hobbyists, light carpentry work and other minor wood working needs. It is small enough that you don’t need to dedicate a large space to use it. Yet, powerful and handy enough to use whenever you need it.

9/10
POWERTEC BS900 Band Saw, 9-Inch
List Price:$149.99
Price:$132.10
You Save:$17.89
Price Disclaimer
Powertech is a lesser known brand that makes quality tools. Their line power tools have become known as some of the more reliable and quality tools on the market. They are a great option if you’re looking for a lower end model that still performs like a high end product.

The Powertech BS900 band saw is a great example of affordability, meets quality. While definitely not the best band saw on the market, its features and reliability, combined with a very low cost, make it an almost irresistible option for anyone looking for a band saw.

Features

  • Patented Blade Guard Adjustment
  • Table and Rack
  • Blade Tracking Window
  • Easily Change Blades
  • 1/8” to 3/8” Blade Width Range
  • 9” Deep Cut

Specs

  • .5 HP Motor
  • 5 Amps
  • Max 1,725 RPM
  • 43 Lbs. Total Weight
  • 9” Throat
  • 3 5/8” Max Cut

Safety

We all know safety is important when working with power tools. Powertec has patented their Blade Guard Adjustment system because it is so intuitive and one of the safest on any band saw.

The locking mechanism is located right by the power on switch so that you don’t accidentally turn the machine on and potentially risking harm to yourself or others. The Powertec band saw takes safety seriously, and it shows with their added features.

Finally is the dust port that allows particles to blow away from you, rather than in your face.

Cutting Table

The Powertec BS900 comes with a fairly large table and rack for its overall size. While you won’t be cutting any large pieces, you still have enough room to get small, to medium size jobs done with ease. The table is adjustable to accommodate the piece you’re working with as well.

The table shows its full versatility when it tilts down. You can go up to 45 degrees with varying stops for easier cutting.

9” Deep Cuts

The throat on this band saw goes 9” deep allowing for cuts on both small and larger projects. There’s also a 3.5” cutting depth on the blade that will be suffice for the average task.

Blade Tracking Window

To help you make a straight and accurate cut, the blade tracking window is designed so that you can easily see where the blade is going.

Easy Maintenance

You want to be working, not replacing parts. The Powertec band saw makes life easier with its easy to replace parts and blade. The blade is easily replaced with the patented quick release blade lever tensioner. Just loosen the tension of the blade using the lever and it comes right off for quick and painless replacement.

There will be times where a part may fail. If the Powertec band saw is out of warranty and a part does need to be replaced, all pieces are easily accessible and designed so that replacement parts can be installed with little work.

Motor

Using a .5 horsepower motor with 2.5 amps at 1,725 RPM will be enough to cut through smaller and medium size objects. The motor isn’t as big and powerful as some, but it wasn’t designed for heavy duty work. This band saw does exactly what it was intended for and the motor provided is more than ample to do it right.

Pros

  • Easy to Maintain
  • Comes with Table
  • Reliable

Cons

  • Motor Bogs Down at Times
  • Not for Bigger Material

Why Buy the Powertec BS900 Band Saw?

This band saw is a great all around tool. It was meant for light, to medium work that can handle a beating. This is the perfect band saw for hobbyists, light carpentry work and other minor wood working needs. It is small enough that you don’t need to dedicate a large space to use it. Yet, powerful and handy enough to use whenever you need it.

If you are in the market for a band saw that will be low priced and effective for smaller projects, this is one of the better options out there.